Arne Duncan told guests at last weekend’s Kennedy Center Honors that the curriculum has narrowed and that his revisions to No Child Left Behind will work to remedy the situation. Duncan’s pledge comes shortly after a GAO report on student achievement concluded that curriculum narrowing has taken place.
From the AP story:
“At a dinner during last weekend’s Kennedy Center Honors, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said improving arts education will be a key element of his proposed changes in former President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind law. He said parents, teachers and students all have noticed a ”narrowing of the curriculum.”
”I’m convinced when students are engaged in the arts, graduation rates go up, dropout rates go down,” Duncan said.”